Divorce is the most hated permissible thing in the sight of Allah. It dissolves families and deprives children the family atmosphere. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “The most hateful permissible thing (al-Halal) in the sight of Allah is divorce.” (Reported by Abu Dawud and Ibn Majah).

The spouses should avoid divorce as much as possible. If they have difficulties and problems they should be patient and forbearing. They have to try to work out their differences and seek help from their relatives, friends or professional counselors.

Sheikh `Abdel Khaliq Hasan Ash-Shareef, a prominent Muslim scholar and Da`iyah, states the following: In case divorce occurs via phone (which is permissible according to scholars in case the husband and wife agree to it and there are witnesses present from both parties) or face-to-face, then she can wait in the marriage home until the elapse of her waiting period (`Iddah). May Allah help spouses achieve reconciliation and may He Almighty restore love and mercy between the Ummah.